As Time Goes By (1992–2005)
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Covering Up 

After their argument over who should move in with who, Jean and Lionel are 'taking a break.' Both too proud to make amends, they are thrown together when Penny and Stephen come over for a ... See full summary »

Director:

Sydney Lotterby

Writers:

Bob Larbey (by), Colin Bostock-Smith (original idea) (as Colin Bostock Smith)

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Judi Dench ... Jean Pargetter
Geoffrey Palmer ... Lionel Hardcastle
Moira Brooker ... Judith
Philip Bretherton ... Alistair Deacon
Jenny Funnell ... Sandy
Moyra Fraser ... Penny
Paul Chapman ... Stephen
Caroline Hunnisett Caroline Hunnisett ... Vikki
Arthur Whybrow Arthur Whybrow ... Shop Assistant
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Storyline

After their argument over who should move in with who, Jean and Lionel are 'taking a break.' Both too proud to make amends, they are thrown together when Penny and Stephen come over for a visit and Jean and Lionel must pretend that everything is fine. Written by Nadia Nassar

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1994 (UK) See more »

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Color:

Color
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Goofs

When Jean reveals to Penny that she's actually known Lionel for more than just a few months, it also comes as a surprise to Stephen, who believes it to be some sort of psychological trick by Lionel to calm the waters. Yet in Season 2, Episode 5, a seemingly brighter Stephen had already caught onto the fact that Jean and Lionel had known each other for a long time and was content to keep that secret from Penny. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sandy: How did the interview go?
Vikki: She picked so many holes in me I feel like an old cardigan.
Sandy: Oh dear. Sorry, Vikki.
Vikki: She's nice, you said.
Sandy: Well, she usually is.
Vikki: Well, thanks for trying, but on the whole I think I'd sooner work for... Genghis Khan.
Sandy: She is a bit out of sorts.
Vikki: [laughs] That's a bit!
Sandy: Look, I'll have a quiet word later.
[...]
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